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photoblog image Wareham - Bits & Pieces 3/8

Wareham - Bits & Pieces 3/8

Something that caught my eye. As with yesterday another nice little cottage front but once again look at the width of the front door, I wonder why they are as wide as this.

 

Wareham - Bits & Pieces 3/8

Something that caught my eye. As with yesterday another nice little cottage front but once again look at the width of the front door, I wonder why they are as wide as this.

 

comments (20)

This is a lovely entry - with the flowers
Brian Walbey: I just find the window a bit incongruous Elizabeth.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 29 Jan 2013, 08:46
Maybe they had at one time to carry or wheel something through it?
Brian Walbey: Which might mean it wasn't always a cottage, especially with that somewhat incongruous window.
Either some Commercial use or they were extremely well fed in those days.
Brian Walbey: I agree, perhaps it wasn't always a cottage, especially with that somewhat incongruous window.
I love the vivid red
Brian Walbey: It stands out well just like yesterdays doesn't it.
I fancy these started life not as dwellings but as workshops or something of the kind
Brian Walbey: : I agree, perhaps it wasn't always a cottage, especially with that somewhat incongruous window.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 29 Jan 2013, 12:12
Now that door wouldn't suit me at 6' 4"!
Brian Walbey: I'm not that tall, 5' 11" but suspect i might have to duck down to enter this place also Mike.
excellent. i love shots like these. the lavish colours help.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ayush.
I do like this Brian, it seems more obvious today: the width - it is wide! I like all the stonework x3 different varieties!
Brian Walbey: Yes I like this particular door martin, but the window doesn't seem to gell with the rest of the frontage.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 29 Jan 2013, 14:45
Oh, another fine door, it looks a bit like a big post box.
Brian Walbey: I guess it does look like that Philine, perhaps it was a Post Office smile
This one looks like a letter box. I never found out why our holiday cottage door was so wide. We have a very unique slate porch over the front door and a rut has been worn into the slate just where the hub of a cart wheel would have been. The cottage has always been a domestic dwelling, for a minister no less, so there's no element of agriculture going in and out.
Brian Walbey: You sound as if you have a very interesting old building.
  • John Prior
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 29 Jan 2013, 15:02
Looks a little like a post box, I wonder if they get unintentional mail smile
Brian Walbey: Others have suggested a post box link, it certainly does look like one.
the red itself is eye catching. and the width future-proofs it for the obesity epidemic upon us!
Brian Walbey: It is certainly eye catching, and sadly some people do need doors this width these days. Pauline suggests the width might be because ladies used to wear crinolines, a good idea that.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 29 Jan 2013, 17:49
Now not only is this wide but it seems quite low. I like the setting with the flowers but its a shame a the window looks as though it needs some TLC.
Brian Walbey: The window seems a bit out of place to me, like a non-matching after thought.
British red exists..
Brian Walbey: Indeed it does Juan.
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet
  • 29 Jan 2013, 19:01
This door looks like a post box Brian.
Brian Walbey: Several people have remarked on that Chad.
They might have thought of disabled people Brian! Lovely capture.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard, yes it would allow a wheelchair through.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 29 Jan 2013, 19:11
I see they still have the old wooden shutters inside, Brian. One of my sons has this in his Georgian dwelling, and it is extra protection from the cold
Brian Walbey: Quite a good idea that, most stately homes have them, I guess your son must live in a stately home then Lisl smile
14A ... must have beeen a granny flat.


What ever the reason it is rather charming.
Brian Walbey: I should have noticed that, on Google Earth Street View it looks as though it has been built after the two adjacent cottages, hence the 'A' perhaps.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 30 Jan 2013, 00:02
Hmmmmm!

My feeling is the door is not wide, Brian...rather, it is short!

Clearly it is a "safe-house" for Dwarves, during the dwarf-throwing season.
Brian Walbey: Lol. Then they must all have been hiding inside while we were there Ray, we didn't see any Dwarfs about at all smile
A truly weird looking arrangement, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Indeed a very strange door Graeme.

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